Child custody cases can cause people to act differently than they might under normal circumstances. Often, parents use their children as leverage or in a way that is meant to intentionally hurt the other parent. Regardless of what this individual has done to them, they should always remember to have the best interest of their child, or children in mind. If you are expecting a child custody case, we are knowledgeable in all Pennsylvania custody laws and we can help you through the entire process.
Tips To Help You Prepare
- Gather evidence that supports any and all claims or grievances that you might have. Without any actual evidence, the claims being made are merely hearsay and will likely not be allowed in court. Make sure that you have crossed all of your T's and dotted all of your I's. Being unprepared can result in you not receiving the desired results that you are seeking.
- Are there any flaws in your parenting style? Of course, nobody wants to admit this, but if there are noticeable flaws, make an attempt to change them by signing up for a parenting class. You can also sign up for a variety of different programs such as anger management at your local community center or church. This will not only help you to become a better parent, but it will also show the judge, and any other involved parties, that you are trying and willing to change.
- Keeping accurate and detailed records about visitations and time sharing are equally important. This will show that either both parties are able to coexist in an effort to raise their child, or that a ruling needs to be made to allow both parents to create lasting relationships with their child. There are way too many gadgets and gizmos in modern society not to find a way to keep careful records.
- Whether in mediation, in court, or out of court, always try to remain calm and focused. Irrational and high-strung parents are often dismissed by judges and lawyers. It shows them that maybe you have a few problems that you need to work out before you are granted custody. Also, it does not help anyone to get upset, not you, your child, or other parties that are involved.